About us

One of Australia's leading centres of teaching and research.

Students learning at the translation booth room at UNSW Kensignton campus.

Welcome from the Head of School 

Our school is one of Australia’s leading centres of teaching and research excellence in humanities and languages. Our mission is to educate our students to become global citizens through critical thinking skills, historical, cultural and linguistic understanding, language learning, and an informed engagement with the world. 

Our approach to teaching and research is interdisciplinary, multilingual and global. Our teachers are among the most appreciated by students across UNSW and provide the critical skills, historical perspectives, language proficiency, and sociocultural and environmental insights that equip you for a thriving career with a global perspective.

Through all our activities, we aim to engage with traditions and communities, enhance knowledge and practice, and enable positive social change.

Professor Taylor Sherman

Study with us

Studying humanities and languages at UNSW, you'll develop a deeper understanding of societies, cultures and people. You'll also have access to internships and practical experiences to enhance your skills and gain the confidence to not only adapt to change, but lead it.
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Our research

UNSW School of Humanities & Languages proudly hosts world-class researchers in a diverse range of specialist fields. Explore where our research could take you.

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